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Adapting from the same named novel series of British mystery thriller novelist Mick Herron, directors James Hawes and Jeremy Lovering have directed the series.
In October 2019, the series was first announced anonymously and Oldman was declared to be the leading star. Other primary cast members including Olivia Cooke and Jonathan Pryce joined the cast in December of the following year.
The first season, which is based on the first book of the novel series Slow Horses’, released on April 1, 2022. The second season has been made based on the second book ‘Dead Lions’.
Slow Horses Season 2 Plot Line:
The plot of the series began with M15 officer River Cartwright being exiled to an administrative purgatory, referred to as “Slow Horses”, which is the Slough House for service rejects.
There he finds Jackson Lamb, the miserable boss. But the tedium and boredom of the Slough House get arrested and given a stir when the Slow Horses get embroiled with a risky gambit by the headquarter of M15 fictionally known as “The Park”.
Season one of the series concluded with British-Asian student Hassan Ahmed being freed from abduction. His kidnappers have either been killed or imprisoned. With that Lamb and his team have also become able to clear their names.
Sidonie Baker whose task was to watch over River in the Slough House was shot in the head in the previous season causing her fate to be uncertain in the next season.
Confirmed Cast Members of ‘Slow Horses’ Season 2:
Jackson Lamb, head of the frustrated Slough House, was portrayed by Academy Award winner English actor Gary Oldman in the first season. Oldman will be seen reprising this role in the second season too.
He received nominations for Academy Awards as Best Actor for the films Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ and ‘Mank’ and won for the same category for his role in ‘Darkest Hour.
Oldman’s other acclaimed film credits include ‘Prick Up Your Ears’, ‘Nil by Mouth’, ‘The Contender’, ‘Nil by Mouth’, ‘The Scarlet Letter, ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, ‘Lost in Space, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban‘.
River Cartwright was played by Scottish actor Jack Lowden in the first season and will be reprised by the same in the upcoming season.
His film credits include ‘Tommy’s Honour’, ‘The United Kingdom, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘England Is Mine, ‘Calibre’, ‘Mary Queen of Scots, ‘Fighting with My Family, ‘Benediction’ etc. His television credits include ‘The Tunnel’, ‘The Passing Bells, ‘War & Peace, ‘Small Axe’ etc.
Kristin Scott Thomas-
Veteran British actress Kristin Scott Thomas in the series plays Deputy Director-General of M15 Diana Taverner.
Her film credits include ‘Under the Cherry Moon, ‘A Handful of Dust, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral, ‘Angels & Insects’, ‘Richard III’, ‘The English Patient, ‘Gosford Park’, ‘Arsène Lupin’, ‘Keeping Mum’, ‘I’ve Loved You So Long, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl, ‘Easy Virtue’, ‘Leaving’, ‘Nowhere Boy, ‘Sarah’s Key’, ‘The Party, ‘Darkest Hour’ etc.
Thomas has been cast in tv series including ‘Mistral’s Daughter’, ‘The Endless Game’, ‘Titmuss Regained’, ‘Gulliver’s Travels, ‘Fleabag‘ etc.
Recovering alcoholic Catherine Standish is portrayed by English actress Saskia Reeves in the series. She has been cast in films like ‘Antonia and Jane’, ‘December Bride’, ‘Close My Eyes, ‘The Bridge’, ‘Traps’, ‘Butterfly Kiss’, ‘I.D.’, ‘Different for Girls, ‘Shadows, etc.
Her television credits include ‘Plotlands’, ‘Dune’, ‘Island at War’, ‘Afterlife’, ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Luther’, ‘Women in Love, ‘Page Eight’, ‘One Night’, ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘Shetland’, ‘Belgravia’, ‘Us’, ‘Roadkill’ etc.
Retired M15 officer and River’s grandfather David Cartwright is portrayed by Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce in the series. His film credits include ‘Carrington’, ‘Evita’, ‘Regeneration’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies, ‘Bride of the Wind’, ‘The Affair of the Necklace’, ‘And Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, ‘De-Lovely’, ‘The New World’, ‘G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’, ‘Woman in Gold, ‘The Man Who Killed Din Quixote’, ‘The Two Popes, etc.
He has been cast in the tv series ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, ‘Selling Hitler’, ‘Victoria & Albert, ‘Clone’, ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘Game of Thrones, ‘Taboo’, ‘The Crown‘ etc.
Other cast members who will be seen starring in the upcoming season include Christopher Chung playing Roddy Ho, Rosalind Eleazar playing Louisa Guy, Dustin Demri-Burns playing Min Harper, Freddie Fox playing James ‘Spider’ Webb, Chris Reilly as Nick Duffy.
The Slow Horses Season 2 is set to release on December 2, 2022, with the third and fourth seasons being renewed in June 2022.